Reviews Summary


99% of the Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (78%)
Good (21%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)


Here's what the reviewers think about the Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon:

Reviewers like these things about the Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon

  • Some users thought the rubberized bottom is a nice touch that can take a beating.
  • One user said that the coolest thing about the pack is the very heavy duty grab handle atop.
  • Many users are impressed with how the main compartment unzips on three sides allowing it to open up like a suitcase giving instant access to everything in the main compartment.
  • A number of reviewers enjoy the reinforced bottom that keeps the pack safe from wear and rough handling.
  • Many reviewers find the outer compartment great for immediate needs like flashlights, knives, binoculars, signaling mirror and whistle.
  • Some reviewers love the double duty plate of flexible plastic at the base of the pack, which keep the pack dry and protect its sitting position on any surface.
  • A number of users find the inner pockets great for keeping items exactly where they want them but are not over the top and restricting.
  • Many users love the well cushioned straps and how the pack rests nicely on the back.
  • A number of users thought the organization options in this bag are truly great.
  • Other reviewers like how the full clam shell opening in the main bag makes it easy to fit gear together to use every inch.
  • Some reviewers love how the pack makes attaching extra pouches to the molle webbing easy to do.
  • Design, function, durability are cited as the main reasons for choosing this pack.
  • A number of users like how the available pouches and accessories make it completely customizable.
  • Many reviewers find the back padding and the straps very comfortable and the sternum support does a really good job at keeping strain off the shoulders.
  • A number of users recommend this to anyone looking for a small, lightweight and versatile backpack.
  • A lot of reviewers thought it has so many uses and looks stylish, tactical and adventurous.
  • One user said the molle system is a welcome attribute, lending great versatility to add or remove components as necessary.
  • Some reviewers said it has a very nice structure which holds it's form no matter what they have in it.
  • Some owners recommend this to anyone looking for a superb feel and build backpack.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users said the back panel is the weak spot of the pack.
  • Others find it too small to carry a jacket or extra clothing with a laptop in it.



Rankings


vs Maxpedition Bags

The Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon ranks #8 compared with the other Maxpedition bags.

6Maxpedition Kodiak
4.25
Maxpedition Kodiak
7Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon
4.25
Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon
8Maxpedition Sabercat
4.20
Maxpedition Sabercat
9Maxpedition Condor
4.15
Maxpedition Condor
10Maxpedition MPB
4.15
Maxpedition MPB

vs All Bags

The Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon ranks #450 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 30% bag

448Topnaca Naturehike
4.25
Topnaca Naturehike
449Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon
4.25
Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon
450IT Luggage Carry Tow
4.25
IT Luggage Carry Tow
451Dakine Network
4.25
Dakine Network
452Kenneth Cole Reaction Double Play
4.25
Kenneth Cole Reaction Double Play



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon vs 2 other, similar bags.

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Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon vs Maxpedition Sitka


Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon
Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon

4.25
Based on 235 reviews
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Maxpedition Sitka
Maxpedition Sitka

4.30BEST
Based on 1,023 reviews
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  • The Pygmy Falcon is rated about the same as the Sitka.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,258 reviews of the two bags.

Only the Sitka is available in these colors:
Black
Green
Grey




Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon vs Maxpedition Typhoon


Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon
Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon

4.25BEST
Based on 235 reviews
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Maxpedition Typhoon
Maxpedition Typhoon

4.05
Based on 95 reviews
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  • The Pygmy Falcon is rated a little bit better than the Typhoon.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 330 reviews of the two bags.







Selected Reviews


All Outdoor

The Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon II is supposed to able to carry water bladder. However, I have never used a water bladder with the pack. With two pouches for 32 ounce water bottles and then a bladder, this is a water hauling camel of a backpack. My personal opinion, I feel this is a wonderful backpack.

Posted 9 February 2017 by Kevin Felts - Read full review

All Outdoor

If you are looking for a day hike pack, a small backpack, or a bag for EDC, the Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon II is probably one of the best choices on the market. I have tested a number of similar bags over the years, and they fall into two camps: clearly worse than the PFII or clearly more expensive. Only the Tom Synapse stands as a true competitor, and even it is 50% more money.

Posted 19 May 2015 by Tony Sculimbrene - Read full review

Everyday Commentary

This is a great little bag. It is not too big, not too pricey, and never feels like it is going to fail.

Posted 20 August 2011 by Anthony - Read full review

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Last updated on February 21, 2019

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